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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding 120 days entry into the legal, regulated market scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises annual license application 2019 resolutions Arranging for laboratory testing California Public Records Act Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch amount of THC content quality control three state cannabis-licensing authorities California Department of Public Health child-resistant packaging THC levels unique ID/batch number 2019 laws Retailer (nonstorefront) packaging and labeling chain of custody managing member tamper-evident definition of owner supplemental label good manufacturing practices sampling standards Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods product formulation certified by a California-licensed engineer premises diagram extraction tinctures Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division labeling medicinal commercial cannabis activity ingredient list identity of the product investment into a commercial cannabis business Temporary License Application manufacturer's name Premises Information Bond and Insurance Information online licensing system regulatory framework Local Authorization Completed Temporary License Application Form Terpenoids Testing Application Checklist licensing cannabis distributors conditional license transporting cannabis goods CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing procedures for inventory control medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing MCSB contaminant free Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Fingerprints volatile solvent hydrocarbon-based solvents labels not be attractive Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) operating procedures immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery cannabis event organizer license 2019 problems requiring refrigeration shipping manifest workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods adult-use commercial cannabis activity distributors Seller’s permit number Percentage of ownership government warning statement label Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Local Authorization Attachment shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Form # CDPH-9041 onsite consumption of cannabis goods transportation of cannabis goods cannabis market primary panel requirements track and trace system 2019 regulations Operating Procedures laboratory quality assurance Category II Residual Pesticides Testing commercial cannabis manufacturers commercial cannabis activity commercial cannabis products secondary packaging The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) amount of sodium hang tag or a peel-back label cannabis plants regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California emergency regulations The California Department of Public Health's M-license CDPH-issued universal symbol purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands diagram of the business’s layout evidence of rehabilitation Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Business Information limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Temporary License Application Information capsules cannabis training Individual Owner Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) surety bond Transport vehicles alarm system Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale edible products A-license and an M-license license review process property for the commercial cannabis activity exception for testing laboratories California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Premises diagram ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation commercial cannabis manufacturing Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles secondary package Proposition 65 The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business convicted of a substantially related crime Edibles– Products edibles packaging opaque 600-foot radius of a school transportation nonlaboratory quality control Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 written procedures for inventory control transport cannabis goods to retailer medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity an officer or director of a cannabis business licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories local jurisdiction’s requirements Financial information list of artificial food colorings allergen information state cannabis licensing Licensees required limits no infusion of nicotine aggregate interest of 20% or more Manufacturing (non-volatile) Mechanical testing laboratories Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates stickers at least 20% ownership interest manufacturers who package for other producers Identifying information Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Type S share facility space loan provided to a commercial cannabis business cultivation Track and Trace persons 21 years of age or older licensed cannabis distributors cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) manufacturing licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers opaque exit package Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch security and cannabis waste disposal licensed cannabis cultivators cannabis sales and/or consumption Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Distributor transport carbohydrates and fat per serving disposal licensed physical location (premises) Distributor Transport Only minimum standards for extraction processes highly-concentrated oils or waxes 2019 revisions 100 mg of THC per package three cannabis licensing authorities Category I Residual Pesticides Testing sales of cannabis goods inventory and quality control microbusinesses CDTFA seller’s permit Licensee Lookup Tool MCSB’s temporary license application informational panel 2019 fines waste management laws 2019 recent news infusion A-licensees Labor peace agreement packaging and labeling requirements Business Organizational Retailer (Type 10) Microbusiness commercial cannabis manufacturing in California final form product guidelines Licensee Information some nutritional facts M-licensees MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH licensed cannabis manufacturers packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls supply chain Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act remove THC/CBD concentrate recordkeeping shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Owner Food-grade Butter/Oil activity for a period of 120 days local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations payable to the state of California Live Scans for each owner commercial kitchens licensing cannabis retailers medicinal and adult-use markets ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Extractions using CO2 pre-made or purchased Criminal History temporary license must enter certain events extracts manufacture cannabis products cannabis cartoons packaging public Licensee Lookup Tool Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market 600 foot radius of a school 2019 new laws inhalable cannabis Proposed Section 40133 health claims Local Jurisdictions 2019 important information inventory sanitary and hazard-free environment disclosure of all criminal convictions compliance with regulations local jurisdiction valid waiver meat and seafood, and other products no added caffeine manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) 2019 compliance periods of 90 days extensions Heavy Metals Testing structure and formation documents loop system secured area vape cartridges shared-use manufacturing facilities motor carrier permit topicals CDPH-9041 no infusion of alcohol waste disposal LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS at least 99% purity licensed premises amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package paper inserted into the packaging Industrial Hemp Advisory Board separate applications A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) designated structure A-license health impacts of cannabis Moisture Content Testing product as a candy prohibited re-sealable exit packaging basic nutritional information disposal and destruction methods Cultivation less than 10,000 Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) consumption of alcohol or tobacco destruction of cannabis goods access to the area(s) highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin compliance with local jurisdiction cannabis waste CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Local Issuing Authority mandated warning statements medicinal and adult-use or both markets storage of cannabis goods retailers cannabis industries member manager supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products small product packaging contaminants Ethanol local jurisdiction authorization onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Foreign Material Testing Physical address testing lab manufacturing activities finished product Bond in the amount of $5,000 licensing cannabis microbusinesses limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package transportation and security period of 120 days 2019 proposed changes cannabis adult-use products Vehicle Requirements protocol public health and safety security testing of cannabis goods sanitary workplaces 2019 issues dried flower sugar Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Temporary Cannabis Event comply with all packaging and labeling requirements manufacturing practices medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together cannabis cultivation licensing Premises Diagram Temporary event up to 4 days Transition Period operating premises licensing scheme manned motor vehicle Personnel Requirements licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Financial Interest testing methods alcoholic beverages the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Cannabis Manufacturing Mycotoxins Testing Butane/Hexane/Propane CO2 and ethanol extractions Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing manufacturing cannabis products ownership premises is not within a Government 2019 updates Cannabinoids Testing financial interest holder Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 conducting quality assurance review potentially-hazardous foods child-resistant outer package tobacco products and more.

In addition, Quarantine UID Department Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Allergen Kief Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Net weight Nursery Type 12 (Microbusiness) Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Medium Outdoor Type N – for infusions Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Ingredient Monitor Dried flower Nonmanufactured cannabis product Type 10 (Retailer) Qualified individual Type P – for packaging and labeling only Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Mixed-light Tier 1 Mature plant Pest infused pre-rolls Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Microorganisms Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Extraction Bureau Licensee Processing aid Actual yield Raw material Request for Live Scan list of cannabis manufacturers CBD Cultivation cannabis concentrates Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Type 6 – for extraction using a mechanical method or non-volatile solvent (ex: CO2, ethanol, water, or food-grade dry ice, cooking oils or butter) Pre-roll Indoor cultivation Personnel Harvest Batch Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Mixed-light cultivation Quality control operation Mixed-light Tier 2 Batch Track-and-trace systems Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Validation Quality control personnel Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Processor products similar to traditional food products prohibited DPH-17-010E Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Premises Wet weight Processing MCSB 90-day extension periods Lot Product Identity Environmental pathogen Adult-use Market Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Outdoor cultivation Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Pathogen Cannabis product infused butters and oils as concentrates gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Commercial cannabis activity Specialty Outdoor Theoretical yield Adequate Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Applicant M-license Manufacture Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Hazard Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Informational panel Volatile solvent adulteration CBD from industrial hemp Holding Adulterated Specialty Indoor Manufacturer licensee Proposition 65 warning statement Limited-access area Small Outdoor Topical cannabis product Preventive controls Edible cannabis product Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Type 11 (Distributor) Process Flowering Immature plant alternate use of a manufacturing premises Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) track and trace system Unique identifier Distribution Finished product Contact surface cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Canopy Cultivation site Component Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) THC Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) In-process material Serving Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Allergen cross-contact Verification Package Small Indoor Primary panel Sanitize Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Universal symbol package flower or pre-rolls Specialty Cottage Outdoor Labeling Track and trace system Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Infusion Quality Nonvolatile solvent Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Specialty Cottage Indoor Watts per square foot Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Medium Indoor and more.


Last updated on January 21, 2019



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